ACTORS AND SINGERS WANTED FOR THE WEB SERIES ‘TOPLINE’ – UNION (NON-UNION MAY ALSO APPLY)

    • Casting Call
    • Toronto / GTA
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    Stephanie Gorin Casting

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    PRODUCTION TITLE: Topline

    STATUS: Union

    MEDIA: Web Series – Teaser for hopeful 10 eps. series

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: Shaftesbury

    PRODUCERS: Davin Lengyel & Paige Haight

    DIRECTOR: Romeo Candido

    WRITER: Romeo Candido

    CASTING BY: Stephanie Gorin Casting Inc.

    CASTING DIRECTOR: Stephanie Gorin

    CASTING ASSISTANTS: Holly Lemmon, Brendan Wilcocks

    AUDITIONS: ONGOING

    AUDITION LOCATION: VIA SELF TAPE

    CALL BACKS: TBC

    SHOOT LOCATION: Toronto

    SHOOT DATES:
    – Shooting starts Friday August 28, 2020 2 day shoot adhering to all the safety protocols.
    – Shooting finishes Saturday August 29, 2020

    PAY RATE: 1 Day at ACTRA Principal Rate with New Media Discount (35%). No buyout

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    STORYLINE:
    A reclusive songwriter is discovered online and invited to join the superstar music production team The Wave who might need this 17 year old hit making machine to get to the next level. If picked up this will be a 15 Min x 10 Eps musical dramedy.

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    CASTING AND PRODUCTION COMMENTS:
    TOP-LINERS are responsible for writing the words, melodies and hooks that can make or break a singer’s career. These are the people who create the ear-worms that stay in your head all day. The ones that can make the whole world sing the same song. The people behind the stars – the Max Martins, the Ryan Tedders, the Bibi Bourellys, whose names might not ring a bell, but whose songs definitely will.

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    CASTING:

    TALA ILLUMIN – SERIES REGULAR – FEMALE – 15-16 YRS OLD – FILIPINA
    Filipina. To play 15 years. Filipina. Despite being socially shy, Tala is able to transform herself into a completely different person when she sings. Tala is an extremely talented musician and singer who’s quietly been honing her craft from the security of her family’s bathroom. After her mother’s passing shatters her world, Tala turns to music as an outlet and as means of escaping from reality. Online Tala preforms under the alter ego CELESTINE, who is cool, confident, and everything that Tala is not in real life. It is as Celestine that Tala gets discovered by Orion, a hot shot music producer who manages a team of young top-liners named The Wave. At first Orion and the Wave are unsure if Tala has what it takes, but she is determined to prove them wrong and have her voice heard. Will need to read scene and sing a maximum 2 minute contemporary pop/R&B song of your choice.
    Singing Style: SZA, H.E.R., Alessia Cara.
    1 Day at ACTRA Principal Rate with New Media Discount (35%) + Additional day of ADR (prior to shoot) to pre-record a couple lines of singing that actor will lip sync to on the day.
    **TORONTO LOCALS ONLY**

    AIDAN – SERIES REGULAR – MALE – 17 YRS OLD – MIXED RACE
    Mixed race. To play 17yrs. Aidan is full of attitude, talent, and drive. Despite predominately being a R&B singer, Aidan doesn’t like to be pigeonholed into any particular category. Aidan has the looks and talent and x factor to be big someday… if only he can get rid of that chip on his shoulder. His spiky exterior hides a soulful and sensitive side that he saves for his music.
    Singing Style: Pop R&B. Miguel, Justin Beiber
    1 Day at ACTRA Principal Rate with New Media Discount (35%) + Additional day of ADR (prior to shoot) to pre-record a couple lines of singing that actor will lip sync to on the day. Will need to read scene and sing a maximum 2 minute contemporary pop/R&B song of your choice.
    **TORONTO LOCALS ONLY**

    RILEY – SERIES REGULAR – FEMALE – 16 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
    Any ethnicity. To play 16. Despite growing up rich and privileged in a small town, Riley’s always had big city dreams. She’s an unabashed dreamer and you can hear it in her music and songwriting. Riley’s conservative parents are grooming her to be the next Taylor Swift. What her parents don’t know is that she would rather be the next Robyn and make songs that people can dance to all night long. 1 Day at ACTRA Principal Rate with New Media Discount (35%) + Additional day of ADR (prior to shoot) to pre-record a couple lines of singing that actor will lip sync to on the day. Will need to read scene and sing a maximum 2 minute contemporary pop song of your choice.
    Singing Style – Dance Pop. Robyn. Sia.
    **TORONTO LOCALS ONLY**

    SPEKS – SERIES REGULAR – NON-BINARY – 17 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
    Non-Binary. To play 17 yrs. Speks is a musical genius. They can play any instrument and finds sonic inspiration in the unlikeliest places. Around people IRL, Speks is socially awkward and painfully shy and would rather be alone in their studio interacting with their five thousand subscribers via Twitch. Adept at making beats, chord progressions, and sonic landscapes, Speks has a problem expressing themselves with words but compensates by expressing themselves through sound. Reading only in audition.
    **TORONTO LOCALS ONLY**
    1 Day at ACTRA Actor Rate with New Media Discount (35%)

    ORION – SERIES REGULAR – MALE – 25-30 YRS OLD – BLACK
    Black. Orion is a former wunderkind turned entrepreneur. Effortlessly cool and stylish, he was once the hottest hitmaker in the game. Orion now farms out the songs to his crew while he works on the big deals. His talent for hitmaking has now become a talent for spotting hitmakers. Orion is a good guy and has been burned by the industry countless times and wants to give the next generation what he didn’t have coming up. Despite having a calm, cool and collected exterior most of the time, Orion has no chill when it comes to fire beats and amazing songwriting. Reading only in audition.
    **TORONTO LOCALS ONLY**
    1 Day at ACTRA Principal Rate with New Media Discount (35%)

    *** SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS ***
    Online Submissions Only.
    Auditions (self-tapes) are to be uploaded
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    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
    THURS. AUG. 6TH AT 4:00PM

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    but only those talent selected for an audition will be contacted.

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